Kentucky Ag News
Vol. 6 No. 1  • Jan. 2, 2013 


Comer asks students to show how
'Agriculture Grows My Community'

Agriculture Commissioner James Comer invites Kentucky students to show in words and pictures how “Agriculture Grows My Community” in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s annual Poster and Essay Contest.


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Kentucky, KDA made great strides in 2012

As I write this piece, I have been in office almost a year. In that year, we have had some really good days at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. But I know we cannot take them for granted.



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Sampling impacts purchases at farmers' markets

When vendors offered samples at their farmers market booths, they saw an immediate effect on what customers purchased.

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Grants available to help small businesses export to international markets

Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development is now accepting applications from Kentucky small businesses for grant money made available through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP).


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ADT 4 welcomed home from Afghanistan

Just in time for the holidays, approximately 50 members of the Kentucky National Guard’s Agribusiness Development Team 4 were honored during a welcome home ceremony at the Capital City Airport in Frankfort.



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USDA issues final rule for animal disease traceability

Under the final rule, unless specifically exempted, livestock moved interstate would have to be officially identified and accompanied by an interstate certificate of veterinary inspection or other documentation, such as owner-shipper statements or brand certificates.